Co-worker saved with AED by rapid thinking car dealership staff

The life of Ted Brown was saved with an AED by Wheaton GMC Buick Cadillac employees. A 65-year old employee at a Saskatoon car dealership is alive with the help of quick thinking co-workers and easy access to an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Public access to AEDs

Ted Brown is a staff member at Wheaton GMC Buick Cadillac who went into cardiac arrest at work. The co-workers of the man immediately started CPR and called 911. The employees grabbed the company’s AED and used it on their co-worker.

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life.

According to Myron Knihnitski, one of the employees who acted quickly, she had no experience with a defibrillator and there was another employee who did but she has never used it. She did not waste time and placed the pads down and started.

Those who do not have an AED yet should have one installed. If there is one available in a building, one should know its location and how to use it.

Importance of first aid training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life. Prompt delivery of life-saving techniques improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a course on CPR and AED and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_external_defibrillator
https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cpr-new-defibrilators#1

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